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Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices on E-Waste Recycling among Public in Port Dickson

Tengku Adeline Adura Tengku Hamzah, Amirah Sariyati Mohd Yahya and Aziz Shafie

Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities, Volume 28, Issue 4, December 2020


Keywords: E-waste recycling, KAP, Port Dickson

Published on: 24 December 2020

Electrical and electronic waste (E-waste) is defined as electrical and electronic appliances that are broken or unwanted by the present owner and are due to be thrown away. The rise in volume at a global scale is driven by several factors, such as economic development, increasing populations, and the shorter lifespan of electrical appliances. This global environmental issue could affect both the environment and human health. As agreed by many researchers, E-waste recycling is one of the options that will help in dealing with this rising issue. However, are Malaysian citizens ready to participate in the recycling of E-waste? This is the question that motivated this research. This study was conducted among 271 respondents in Port Dickson to determine the knowledge, attitude, and practices (KAP) on E-waste recycling among the public. It is also intended to investigate the demographic factors influencing the issue. The findings show that educational background is the main factor that affects the KAP on E-waste recycling. Mass media, such as television, radio, and the internet, are the most likely sources of information on E-waste recycling for the respondents. The findings of this research are significant in providing insights for the government, NGOs, and other stakeholders in managing E-waste, and helping minimize this issue in the study area.

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